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Canyon Springsis a proposed development with 213 home sites on the eastern edge of Glenshire. Glenshire residents and neighbors have numerous concerns regarding the impacts of this proposed development. These concerns include: huge increase in traffic volume on residential streets and Glenshire Drive, traffic hazards, fire hazards, deer migration, significant ongoing noise for years, diminished quality of life, reduction in property values, etc. The development is being reviewed under the old 1996 Truckee General Plan, which uses traffic data from 1992. Glenshire and Truckee have changed significantly in the 15 years since that data was gathered. Concerned residents are urging the town to review the proposed development under the current Truckee General Plan. It is urgent that concerned residents come to sign a petition and letter that will be presented to the town council and Truckee Planning Commission. They will be available to sign at the following location: Glenshire Elementary on Dorchester, Monday, May 21, 6 to 8:30 p.m. These signaturesare vital for the planning commission meeting on Wednesday May 23 at 6 p.m. Attendance at the meeting is also important. For more info, visit Web sites http://www.truckee2025.org/planning/canspr.htm andget on an informational e-mail list glenshirehomeowner@sbcglobal.net. Concerned Glenshie Residents

I am responding to My Turn: Real questions deserve real answers on the Summit (Sierra Sun guest column May 14), which criticized a summary of community input from three public meetings Royal Gorge held.The column claimed Royal Gorge conducted a survey that did not follow proper data collection and analysis methodology, and manipulated results.We didnt conduct a survey. The summary report, which can be read at the http://www.royalgorgefuture.com Web site, describes comments we received during and after three public meetings, and is based on 100 written and emailed comments, and notes taken during meetings attended by more than 300 people.Whether the comments were made in-person at the meetings, on comment sheets, or in emails or personal letters, they are reflected in the summary report, including direct quotes. Many if not most of these quotes are from people stating concerns and criticisms.If we intended to mislead, we would not have related comments such as this one, found on page 13 of the report:I dont want the degrading energy and vibe of a downhill ski area in Serene Lakes. The density, pollution, traffic, noise, crime and congestion are not welcome in our very small and finite community. If Foster/Syme cannot live without a ski village, then let them build a European style alpine village based on time honored designs from the Alps and let it be centered around Nordic skiing, not downhillSki Camp, the downhill ski area portal to Sugar Bowl, will definitely avoid such an atmosphere. Many people say they prefer a European atmosphere for Ski Camp. These are helpful comments and we are listening.It appears the columns author wants to represent public opinion as monolithically opposed to all Royal Gorge proposals. We found a range of opinions, with several common themes. Serene Lakes Property Owners Association (SLPOA) also collected information through a questionnaire, and people expressed many of the same concerns to SLPOA that were expressed to Royal Gorge.Please visit http://www.royalgorgefuture.com. Click on Future Plans at the top of the page, then on Public Input. Read the report from the meetings and decide for yourself.Mike LivakRoyal Gorge project manager

Hi from New York. Did you see me Tuesday live on Good Morning America? I made it to the top-four finalist in the Dancing with the Moms Challenge. Im having such a great time. I still need your votes starting on Monday, May 21. You can vote for me on Monday and Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. What a dream come true; thanks to all of you.Go to http://www.goodmorningamerica.com and then click on Dancing with the Moms-vote. Thanks for your support.Patty BrookeTruckee


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